In response to a recent increase in submissions related to swine lameness at veterinary diagnostic labs (VDLs) in Iowa and Minnesota, the Swine Health Information Center (SHIC) and American Association of Swine Veterinarians (AASV) are sponsoring another in a series of industry chatter-inspired webinars on October 13, 2020, beginning at 1:00 pm CT.
This 90 minute event will include experiences and advice on what makes a successful investigation of lameness. Webinar participants include swine practitioner Dr. Mike Eisenmenger of the Swine Vet Center, Drs. Kathleen Wood and Paul Cline of Christensen Farms whose focus is on research and nutrition, and diagnosticians Dr. Mike Rahe, Iowa State University VDL, and Dr. Stephanie Rossow, University of Minnesota VDL. To register for the webinar, which is required for participation, visit this link: https://iastate.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Qr2qiSeDQ4iszAvd9W-Mjw
A wholistic investigation including timely sampling and appropriate tissues being submitted to the veterinary diagnostic laboratory is needed. During the webinar on October 13, presenters will review possibilities, protocols, and their experience dealing with lameness in swine herds, answer questions from participants and provide insights for producers and their veterinarians dealing with lameness issues.
The latest in a series of webinars responding to industry events, the intent is to provide information, experience, and insight into issues being discussed in the industry. Previous webinars in this series have addressed viral myelitis, tracheitis, and most recently, coccidiosis. Ideas for future webinars are invited. Please contact Dr. Paul Sundberg, SHIC executive director, with your suggestions at email@example.com.
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